hands holding a blue house made of paper

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability (the Disability Royal Commission) continues this week with the second hearing in Melbourne, from Monday, December 2 to Friday, December 6, 2019.

Older woman holding a cane.

In October, the Aged Care Royal Commission published its Interim Report. The interim report was clear in outlining the urgent need for action in the aged care sector. Throughout 2019 and now into 2020, the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has heard of shocking cases of abuse, neglect and mistreatment of residents in aged care.

Image of young girl with Downs Syndrome. in the bottom left corrner is the logo of International Day of People with Disability.

International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) aims to increase awareness, understanding and acceptance of People with a Disability. It is held on December 3 each year. Communities, friends and groups come together to celebrate the achievements of People with Disability 

Professionals working with paper work and calculator

As of this week, people with disability accessing the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) can request plans for up to three years. This means that participants can opt to not have regular annual or biannual reviews of their NDIS plans.

Out of control fire ravages trees

On Tuesday 12 November there were over 300 new fires across New South Wales, especially in the Mid and North Coast regions... As the temperature hit the high thirties in some parts of the state, the catastrophic fire danger warning was issued in the Greater Hunter, Greater Sydney and Illawarra/Shoalhaven regions.